|VA - Directions LP [ETX007]|
Directions is the first VA release on Electrotoxic, a 12 track compilation straddling the various styles of both previous and forthcoming releases
|acp056 red box recorder - colour codes|
Colour Codes is Red Box Recorder's second album on Acroplane, and is a definite improvement on last year's debut. Embracing a gamut of different styles, and incorporating live instrumentation and orchestral samples alongside intricate programming, it is an upbeat and colourful record. Absolutely free download. Includes PDF booklet of exclusive artwork by Max McLaughlin. http://www.maxmclaughlin.com
Keywords: eletronica; red box recorder; acroplane
|acp027 vertical67 - reflect|
The debut album from Berlin’s Vertical67. If you’ve ever caught a live performance you’ll have heard his more acidy/ravey works, but for this LP we see a much more personal side to him. At times uplifting and psychedelic, others dark and melancholic, this 18 track LP is a huge musical statement, and is really quite astonishing in depth and scope. Mad skills. Enjoy.
Keywords: electronica; jungle; psychedelic; vertical67; berlin; acroplane; downtempo; bass
|Sean Quinn - Missing Clock Edges EP [ETX006] - Sean Quinn|
Seán Quinn is an electronic musician/composer/producer who grew up listening to the music of Kraftwerk, John Foxx, Tangerine Dream, Brian Eno, La Düsseldorf. He is the only Irish person ever to be signed to the legendary ambient label E.G. Records whose roster included Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, Harold Budd etc. He has worked with producer & System 7 mainman Steve Hillage, and also the Penguin Cafe Orchestra & Language recording artist TAO from Japan...
Keywords: Ambient; Melodic Downtempo, Chillout
Downloads: 9,198 (2 reviews)
|ACP058 Prince Kong - Dub War|
"About 18 months ago I had a notion to do a track with Warrior Queen, & when I got to London to record the vocal track I ended up in a small studio in Stretham Hill with A bunch of big Jamaican blokes (chuffing heavily) and of course... Warrior Queen. All was going accordingly until she went out on a call and I was approached by this huge black guy who demanded (politely though) that I record a version of him on the rhythm...
Keywords: dub; dancehall; jungle; dubstep
|acp017 barry lynn - 98 ep|
Fresh from his successes on Planet-Mu, Barry has given us this nice little slice from his past. From Barry - "I made Koss, 98 Loop and Rhodes Draft in 1998 right after I got my first PC for doing tunes on. I was heavily into DJ Shadow so I wanted to try putting tracks together from samples of old vinyl, which I already had a decent sized collection of thanks to my Dad. I also spent ages going through all the record shops in Belfast looking for old jazz and soundtracks and stuff like that to samp...
Keywords: boxcutter; 1998; hip hop; downtempo; jazz; reaktor; melodic; acroplane; lo-fi; barry lynn
|acp040 koen park - '84 '85|
"This was originally released as a 3" CD on October Man Recordings in two editions; green (first) and gold (second), on the 5th of July 2008. I remembered reading that Ian had planned to re-release it as mp3s at some stage, so I had to get in there and acquire it for Acroplane. It's the 1st Koen Park music I encountered, and is still probably my fav of his releases, although i've enjoyed everything i've heard to date...
Keywords: melodic; electronica; koen park; ambient
|acp026 ebola - brodmann area|
Some wonderfully weird Techno, Dancehall, Ambience, Dubstep and Noise from Wrong Music co-founder Ebola. In the past he has released music of varying styles, from Grime to Harsh Noise on Wrong Music, Mutant Sniper, Sublight and Proboscus. Check out his brand spanking new ‘Mutant Dubstep’ EP on Spectraliquid too!
Keywords: electronica; dubstep; techno; dancehall; ambient; noise; ebola; acroplane,wrong music
Downloads: 6,524 (1 review)
|(acp008) eN - the 3rd chapter ep - eN|
'The 3rd Chapter EP' is the first release from eN, a budding laptop musician from London, currently studying Music Informatics in Brighton. Pairing the alluring qualities of atmospheric breaks and harsh edited Jungle rhythms with washed out synthetic soundscapes and deep bass, it walks the line between the tranquil and intense. A founding partner of the No-Test collective and the infamous Erisian Discharge night’s, eN has been an up and coming force to watch out for, for some time now...
Keywords: jungle; soundscape; idm; banging; dancefloor; acroplane; brighton
Downloads: 6,348 (1 review)
|Bazz Barr - Infrared EP [ETX008] - Bazz Barr|
Bazz has been inspired by artists such as Richie Hawtin, Mike Shannon, Bruno Pronsato, Pheek, Matthew Dear, Jay Haze & the Textone/Contexterrior collective and many others. His productions centre around a wide variety of minimal & glitch filled stutters and scrapes created using a bedroom PC and lots of software.
Keywords: Techno; minimal techno
|acp046 space dimension controller - unidentified flying oscillator|
Outer space. A time after the past and before the future, a rogue astro bandit named Jack Tiraquon has uncovered a relic from the long lost vaults of groove, floating freely in space. The creator, known as Mr. 8040, is said to have been a high ranking Space Dimension Controller in the quadra-sector of the Tiraquon6 security barrier, but legend tells of Mr. 8040 occasionally losing his mind and breaking out in a frenzy of galactic funk...
Keywords: electro; techno; galactic funk; acroplane; boxcutter; filaria; monolith
Downloads: 4,324 (1 review)
|Dubreak - Outerworld Expeditions EP [ETX002] - Dara Grehen|
The second release on Electrotoxic comes from the latest addition to the artist roster, Dubreak aka Dara Grehen from Dublin. His sound is an intricate tapestry of interwoven hardware synth melodies with a layer of electronic percussion. Dubreak began to record his music in 1993, as a sonic diary for the current sounds that brought a smile to his face. He has been on countless voyages to the Outerworld, where he persuaded several high profile algorithms to spare his puny heu-mann existence...
Keywords: Downtempo, IDM; Electronica
LAKKER are Ian McDonnell and Dara Smith who make everything from abstract glitchiness to rampaging gabba using only a couple of laptops, the occasional microphone and their considerable musical smarts. They have been mainstays on the Irish electronic music scene since their inception in 2003. Described in the Journal of Music in Ireland as "one of the best electronic acts in Ireland", their output has ranged from electro-acoustic soundscape pieces to mashed-up death-metal-sampling breakcore: a d...
Keywords: electronica; minimal; ambient; acroplane; dublin; lakker; techno
|acp041 acroplane v/a 02|
Our new 23 track compilation. It's pretty epic! It contains tracks from Lackluster, wAgAwAgA, Animals on Wheels, Elite Barbarian, Sitezen, Subeena, Blake Market, Egon Fisk, Red Box Recorder, Filaria, Vertical67, Startslow, Mothboy, Mad EP, BEW, Space Dimension Controller, CutOut, Wahn, Vacuum Systems, Koen Park and RL/VL - Phew! :) Artwork by Louisa Donnelly - www.louisadonnelly.com
Keywords: dub; ambient dub; idm; electronica; various artists; acroplane; dubstep; bass
|acp038 rlvl - orating lion|
In 1990, a lion child was born to human parents in Dundonald hospital, Northern Ireland. The parents saw the child as an abomination and demanded it be shot immediately. Before the executioner made it to the delivery room, the lion child had bitten the doctors face off and split his mother vertically before leaping out of the window and onto a car. It wasn't until 2006 that the lion child was seen again by a homeless person named Clarence...
Keywords: idm; electronica; amen; rl/vl; granular
|ACP072 Automatic Tasty - World Wide Web|
These are my 15 megabytes of fame. The Internet has washed my brain.
|acp044 lackluster - cold trail|
The 1st release on Acroplane by Lackluster. 'One of a kind' is the expression, which best describes the Finnish electronic music auteur Esa Ruoho, regardless whether we are talking about the organic quality of his music under the artist name Lackluster or just the artist himself in his private life. Esa Ruoho is truly an original; a homegrown and uncompromising composer and an eccentric explorer of science and nature...
Keywords: electronica; lackluster; melodic; acroplane
|acp028 red box recorder - fallow duusk|
The debut album from Red Box Recorder makes a statement of intent. Setting his sights on nothing less than world domination and political hegemony, this London-based producer uses the medium of wonky electronica to indoctrinate the masses. Ranging from ravetastic workouts to meditative soundscapes, and embracing everything in between, this is music designed to surprise, delight and induce total brain meltdown – for free! The emphasis here is not on technical wizardry but composition - a consid...
Keywords: electronica; dubstep; ambient; breakbeat; red box recorder; acroplane
|T-Polar - Citezen LP [ETX004] - Gary Spence|
T-Polar aka Gary Spence has been a major player in the Electrotoxic netlabel since day one, Gary has used his Citezen project as a playground for darker and more experimental ideas. After a string of excellent releases on Modernism, Morris Audio, Karloff and the Epsilonlab and Thinner netlabels, he exercises a looser form of expression in his debut Electrotoxic LP combining moody soundscapes, broken beats, and beautiful melodies with an ever present but more adventurous T-Polar style...
Keywords: Downtempo, IDM; Experimental; Ambient; Soundscape; Electronica
|Mothboy - Anomalies LP (Selected Demos & Outtakes 1998 - 2004) [acp003] - Mothboy|
In your more cynical moments you might think that the already overcrowded world of experimental DIY electro needs another knob twiddling home studio dweller like it needs a collection of badly warped vinyl but consider the case of Simon Smerdon AKA Mothboy, a geezer of no little wit and invention. For starters, he's no fresh faced upstart, having been around long enough to amass a not inconsiderable discography and, what's more, anybody who claims he's fairly popular in "awkward chin stroking ci...
Keywords: electronica; hip hop; dark hop; bass; dark; ambient; breakbeat; noise; acroplane; london
|acp034 sitezen - slow grey nightmare|
On an autumnal morning in 1975 an unwanted baby was left on the doorstep of a convent in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland. Raised by nuns and dubbed 'Sitezen' the child soon developed a passion for the haunting music of the sisters. Spurred on by the depraved sexual practices witnessed there he stayed well into his twenties, working mainly as a handyman and occasionally delivering God's (and sometimes Jesus') more private messages to each nun individually...
Keywords: acroplane; garage; dub; ambient; belfast; 2 step; t-polar
|(acp005) startslow - kicked to death by bees - startslow|
Startslow, AKA Gustave Savy draws influence from all sorts of places, from Matmos to Fugazi. He has been making music in various forms for more years then he wants to admit to. Starting as a sax player, then becoming a bass player, then turning back to the sax, through various bands and projects, and all the while tinkering with computers, samplers, recording devices and all that stuff. Gus recently played sax for one of his all-time heroes 'Citizen Fish', so now he can die happy...
Keywords: hop hop; electronica; max/msp; bass; acroplane; ambient; dark
|acp029 koen park - pastoral pioneer|
Koen Park is the work of Ian D Hawgood. Working between his small apartment in Tokyo and his mum's garage in south London, he makes washed out electro-hip-hop -pop-folk-shoegaze music. Pastoral Pioneer was made with circuit bent casios, drums, piano, field recordings, melodica, harmonium, warbly old tape recorders and musical smarts. The results are both unique and wonderful.
Keywords: electronica; melodic; minimal; piano; casio; circuit-bent; koen park; hip-hop; abstract
Downloads: 2,509 (1 review)
|ACP053 Somatic Responses - Mercury|
The brothers John and Paul Healy, collectively known throughout the world as Somatic Responses, are still native residents of a small industrial mining community snugly located in the southwest region of Wales. Somatic Responses are into complex dislocated & broken beats, distorted intelligent constructions, fascinating sonic structures, force and sweetness intertwined. If their early productions were of the hardcore and techno kind, and while they later moved on to breakcore territories, Somati...
Keywords: dubstep; techno; electronica; somatic responses; acroplane; dark
|(acp014) dubreak - aquatic ob sessions ep - dubreak|
Dubliner Dubreak returns with his long awaited 2nd release on Acroplane. 7 tracks of varied dub fuelled electronica..with a concept, influencing how the tracks were made... Water. From early memories as a little kid of it seeping into and breaking a cool solar powered watch that I thought would last me my lifetime, to midnight snorkeling with phosphorescence. From it leaking into my tent at festivals, into my sleeping bag...
Keywords: electronica; concept; water; bass; dub; dubreak; dublin; acroplane; downtempo
|acp069 molez - routine|
Molez is based out in Subotica, Serbia, and is a member of the Symptom Crew, an organisation devoted to pushing diverse electronic music. His dubstep productions are characterized by deep, sci-fi soundscapes. You can check out some more of his music on Digital Distortions, Dubkraft and Rottun Recordings. Artwork by Noiz. Mastered by Alex Lennon.
|BEW - Teeth Like Medieval Ruins EP [ETX005] - Barry Cullen|
BEW is BarrysElectricWorkshop. 'Teeth Like Medieval Ruins' is his first release on the Electrotoxic netlabel. This set of recordings was inspired by the discovery of an old dis-used harpsichord. It was blocking the fire exit onto the roof of the school where Barry works. Around the same time he was making recordings of the harpsichord (with condenser and contact microphones) he rescued four autoharps from being thrown in a skip, these were in various states of disrepair...
Keywords: IDM; Electronica
|acp019 lastrapink - luminescence ep|
Lastrapink grew up in Venezuela, and from an early age was into playing instruments and studying harmony with his music teacher Emilio Mendoza. He was impressed by the acid underground music that was brought to Venezuela from London so he decided to travel to the UK to learn English and to perform his own music in various UK parties and clubs. Soon after he made the jump to Berlin to work with people such as Phlex, Vertical 67 and the Hasenland krew, and to play alongside such luminaries as Plai...
Keywords: electronica; bass; south american; venezuela; electro; acid; acroplane; dark; techno
|ACP052 Lastrapink - Portals|
Portals is the debut LP by Venezuela's Lastrapink. Years ago he was impressed by the acid underground music that was brought to Venezuela from London, and so so decided to travel to the UK to learn English and to perform his own music in various UK parties and clubs. Soon after he made the jump to Berlin to work with people such as Phlex, Vertical 67 and the Hasenland krew, and to play alongside such luminaries as Plaid, Jega and Modeselektor at RockPaperScissor parties...
Keywords: acid; breaks; electro; jungle
|acroplane va 01 part 1 - v/a|
a various artists compilation showcasing irish talent alongside some of our talented pals from around the world. tracklisting: 1. neon flummoux - the questionable cat 2. ken and ryu - class of '98: old, fat, broken 3. masterbot - 96Hz (bew remix) 4. sidney crawford - one for the chilli earls 5. startslow - prefab shrink 6. dubreak - marcus garvey dub 7. MO75 - auto prade 8. ruairi lazers - neverending 9...
Keywords: ambient; various; dark; hiphop; electronica; acroplane; belfast; downtempo
|ACP054 Chevron - BN1 4GB|
Chevron - BN1 4GB One afternoon, in the waiting room of a needle exchange, I watched afternoon telly and bashed out four new tracks. Individually, in one take, I recorded them live onto tape. Outside, methadone addicts argued ferociously about hardcore lager and fed a dog raw steak. Inside, an over sensitive monster vented at the imagined scent of a tofu passanda. Acroplane now present you a small slice of my life, down and around BN1 4GB...
Keywords: acid; roland; techno; electronica
|acp067 vacuum system - in vacuo|
Sci-Fi Mutant Dubstep, Breakbeat and Acid. The debut EP from Berlin's Vacuum System, who you may remember released his 1st track on Acroplane V/A 02. Mastered by DOC NO - email@example.com
|ACP073 Jonas the Plugexpert - Ondervlak|
"This album mix is a selection out of my relatively slower attempts at music (
Downloads: 1,792 (1 review)
'Automatic Tasty' is the result of one fella's misguided electronic wanderings, and, having only recently been created is still toddling about in relative infancy. Playing to approximately six people at a time in his bedroom he has quickly risen to massive fame, his soulful brand of angst-ridden pop-balladry causing him to come to the attentions of that unflinching bastion of the underground, Mr. Louis Walsh, who posthumously referred to him in a recent interview as being both 'the next big thin...
Keywords: electronica; fun; melodic; lo-fi; dublin; automatic tasty; electro; acid; analogue; acroplane
|acp025 tidy kid - performance fragments|
The 3rd EP by New York sound development artist, Tidy Kid. Tidy Kid is a fictional musical character, conceptualized to help push innovative musical experimentations in the hope of a new outlook and philosophy on life and the brain's relationship with ones spirit. In other words, concept driven sound projects, which urge your views to push through modern trends. It currently sounds a bit like electronica...
Keywords: electronica; improvisation; live; new york,concept; strange; tidy kid; acroplane
Downloads: 1,737 (1 review)
|ACP075 Opti - The Letter D|
The debut LP from Lyon resident, Opti. For the last years, he released a few projects on several labels including Jarring Effects, F4t Music, DEMENT3D, Combat Recordings and Airflex Labs. As a label manager and promoter, he founded Airflex Labs (http://airflexlabs.com) in 2008 with Perkid and Led Piperz, building a strong local french scene and building bridges between Uk and France. Opti's music is really varied and depends on what he wants to produce at the time...
|Filaria - Beat Negg EP [ETX003] - David Baxter|
David Baxter aka Filaria aka Reaktor Meltman Extraordinaire (not a real alias :D) has been melting heads with hectic acid inflected synthetic music that's equally crammed with ideas and emotion for a long time now, and not content with this has started incorporating clarinet, bass guitar, drums, and probably about thirteen other instruments into his tracks and live shows. These new tracks show how far he's come from his precocious beginnings, and are further reason for fans of experimental sound...
Keywords: Downtempo, IDM; Electronica
Downloads: 1,602 (2 reviews)
|Clive Kells - Embedded EP [ETX001] - Clive Kells|
The Electrotoxic netlabel launch kicks off with the first release from label boss Clive Kells. Stimpack gets things going with its deep pads and probing beats, hinting towards a mix of a sci-fi soundtrack and some earlier Detroit electronics while, like most of Clive's tracks, still delivering plenty of emotion as it skips between half timing and a busier 130bpm noodling. Embedded has an air of the mighty Monolake around it, again warm atmospheric pads peppered with a popping meandering digi per...
Keywords: Downtempo, IDM; Electronica
|ACP074 Duskky - Illeism|
I approach the tracks like they’re each little creatures, with their own ways of moving and interacting with the environment around them. Each one is supposed to have a certain personality or feel which is in some way distinct from the others. However, by virtue of them all being grown from the same broad gene pool they feel related to each other, sharing in the environmental pressures from the world around them...
|acp039 morc (mothboy and horchata) - morc|
3 Original tracks plus remixes from wAgAwAgA, Kinnego Flux, RL/VL and Dubreak. Morc is... Simon-john Smerdon (Mothboy) - myspace.com/simonmothboy Michael Palace (Horchata) - www.zero1media.com Cover photo by Michael Palace taken here Mothboy thanks :- Mike, Paul & Acroplane, Nic & Adnoiseam, Dan & Pete Disco.r.dance, Savy Startslow & pints at The Crown (Bristol), Kea & Fluff, Dando-Moore, MDC, Remixers for their bostin' versions, everyone else....
Keywords: dub; bass; breaks; mothboy; horchata; acroplane; ambience; funk
|acp030 mad ep - roam restless mp3s|
The 1st release of several on Acroplane by underground Hip Hop Don Mad EP (Ad Noiseam Records, Hymen Records), this record including support from Cdatakill (Ad Noiseam), Shadow Huntaz (Skam) and Larvae (Ad Noiseam). High-end headphone music for the wee hours of the morning, inspired by walking around NYC and Chicago - a reflection of those times - the people out at 3 or 4 in the morning are different creatures than those you see at 12 or 1.
Keywords: hip-hop; beatbox; ambient; electronica; acroplane; downtempo; abstract; mad ep; shadow huntaz; cdatakill; larvae
|Ruairi Lazers - Limivady EP [acp001] - Ruairi Lazers|
A one-man show, combining crazy live drumming with schizophrenic brain-numbing laptop programming, based in victoria, b.c, Ruairi Lazers has an experimental approach to dance music that often results in the unpredictable. All manner of styles and tempos are mashed together in an intelligent mix of acoustic instruments, ambient interludes, melodic synths and breakbeats. His sound is influenced by the artists such as Tipper, Richard H Kirk, Shpongle and Si Begg as well as the output of Skam, Warp,...
Keywords: electronica; idm; breakbeat; live drums; abstract; melodic; acroplane; canada
|acp055 isocore - sugna|
The second Isocore solo album is finally out after a long wait. Sugna means dirty, soggy, greasy, fat. Isocore's aim is to destroy music, destroy tempo, destroy. Strumming over hiphop reminiscent beats, battering keys like a 2 year kid would do to dancefloor anthems, Sugna is an intense experience..... Isocore is Paolo Elmo, producer and designer born in Rome, Italy 1983. He started to produce beats in 2001...
Keywords: electro; hiphop; electronica; idm
|acp068 wahn - space quest|
Some new atmospheric dubtronics and such from Wahn, on a slightly different tangent than before. "I didn't want to stick to the dark and rough soundscapes of The Secret Tapes (Acroplane ACP059), so I tried to produce something much easier to listen to. It's a kind of tribute to old space theme based video games like the Space Quest saga, Elite or Captain Blood. A friend of mine told me that the EP was making him thinking of Western fights like the Ennio Morricone ones...
|(acp007) brian robinson - passing lp - brian robinson|
‘Passing’, a collection of music recorded between 2003 & 2006. "A seductive amniotic experience" - Belfast Telegraph. Like scores for little unmade films or little moments in time, Brian's compositions move through far-reaching sonic landscapes filled with simple melodies, complex beats and hanging chords, both unexpected and beautiful! An individual voice, distinctive, striking, alluring.
Keywords: ambient; melodic; beautiful; electronica; acroplane; belfast
|acp049 mad ep - twenty-four breakbeats|
Matthew Peters (aka Mad EP) has been influenced by Bach's 'Well-Tempered Klavier' and Shostakovich's '24 preludes and fugues' for years, and so decided to do something similar for the breakbeat. Like Bach & Shostakovich, originally the project was supposed to be a composition exercise to compose a breakbeat in every major & minor key, but soon it really hooked him and he ran with it, trying to offer as much diversity as he could while still having the group make sense as a whole...
Keywords: hip-hop; breakbeat; acroplane
|acp042 vertical67 - reflect remixes lp|
A remix LP of one of Acroplane and Net-audio's biggest releases of 2008, 'Vertical67 - Reflect'. Included are remixes by +10, Lastrapink, Filaria, Mrs Jynx, Red Box Recorder, Acidburp, Loom, Die Blutige Hand, V67, Twell, Koen Park and RL/VL. Vertical67's Reflect LP is also still available for free download from Acroplane. Highly recommended.
Keywords: electronica; acid; jungle; ambient; acroplane
|acp045 filaria - spare part|
Our newest release from Dave Filaria (Acroplane/Kinnego Flux/Bugklinik).This is an album of mixed styles, some quite recent, some quite old, some in between. They are all generally dancefloorish. It starts with some acid breakbeat, detours into some dubbish step down converters,and finishes with some drum and bass cadet melodic jungle licks...Nice.
Keywords: electronica; dubstep; jungle; acroplane; filaria; electroacoustic
|ACP076 Vertical67 - Wicklow House|
Thomas V67 recently had a visit to Ireland, and on his return to Berlin decided to make this EP as a little ode to his experiences here on the green isle.
Downloads: 1,249 (1 review)
|acp012: margaret noble - the walk home on ashland - margaret noble|
Margaret Noble started her career in the sound-arts as an electronic music DJ in the underground club community of Chicago in 2002. In 2004, she branched out from dance floor DJing into more experimental interests to curate and perform at a monthly sound arts showcase in Chicago called, “Spectacle.” From 2005 to 2007, she completed an MFA in sound art at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago...
Keywords: electronica; electroacoustic; melodic; dark; field recording; chicago; acroplane